1870 MAIL LIVERPOOL TO RANGOON. Entire, slight imperfections, from Liverpool addressed to an Austrian ship in Rangoon with 1s green pl.4 (SG117) lettered QF also 1d pl.107 (SG43) lettered RH, tied LIVERPOOL/466 duplexes 19 MY 70. Apparently paying a scarce and short lived 1s 1d rate ex the Gilbert Wheat collection. Contents concern sailing ships no longer carrying freight due to the steamers taking everything via Suez Canal etc. On reverse fine strike oval "SEA POST OFFICE" date stamp 29-5 70. (Ref 114250).